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in-group

(ĭn′gro͞op′)
n.
A group of people united by common beliefs, attitudes, or interests and usually excluding outsiders; a clique.

in-group

n
(Sociology) sociol a highly cohesive and relatively closed social group characterized by the preferential treatment reserved for its members and the strength of loyalty between them. Compare out-group

in′-group`

or in′group`,



n.
a group of people sharing similar interests, attitudes, etc., and usu. considering those outside the group as inferior or alien. Compare out-group.
[1905–10]
Translations

in-group

[ˈɪnˌgruːp] Ngrupo m exclusivista or excluyente, camarilla f

in-group

nmaßgebliche Leute pl, → Spitze f; (Sociol) → In-Group f
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The ancient sense of in-group versus out-group, of "us versus them" was still part of the human heritage, part of human nature.
The ground floor of our building was still intact but a second floor, a new superstructure of ethical principles, had been built on it that governed relations between outlying members of the enlarged in-group.
Here again, the new sense of the in-group hasn't replaced the older ones, it has simply displaced them, leaving them diminished but essentially intact.
Since the extended family is the primary in-group for members of collectivistic cultures, its importance to the individual's feelings of self-worth is paramount.
Such beliefs often lead to a preference for and use of nontraditional medical/spiritual sources that can return the affflicted person to harmony with the group, thereby resolving the problem through in-group resources (LaFromboise et al.
Oldtimers who allied with out-group newcomers felt insecure; the alliance threatened their social ties with the other in-group oldtimers on the team.
Further, the data reveal examples of humor in which the out-group is the butt of the joke and some in which the in-group is the principal subject.
1) Humor as a means of building in-group solidarity.